Country Porch Ideas: Design Elements

Written by on March 23, 2014 in Creating a Country Porch, Decorating a Country Porch with 2 Comments

Country porch ideasWhen we are looking for country porch ideas, we are looking to recreate a time of grace, comfort and relaxation. What we want is an inviting world that happens to sit outdoors.

The comfort comes in the way of comfortable seating, roomy chairs and settees, rocking chairs, and swings. Then add cushions and pillows, fabric table covers, even quilts set over the backs of chairs or settees.

Colors for Country Porch Ideas

Typically, soft colors on white or cream evoke a country charm. Think florals and soft stripes for your fabric covers. A splash of bolder color by way of a throw pillow or flower bouquet can add the bright touch.

Working with color schemes for your country porch is very similar to color schemes for any room in your house. Remember, you are simply taking the comfort and beauty of indoors to the outdoors.

Plants set round the porch, set on tables as centerpieces or hanging from roofs carry that outdoor theme for you. Flowering plants intermingled with green plants take your theme further.

Country Porch Furniture

The furniture you chose can be of just about any style. Wicker is the traditional thought, but you don’t have to stay there. Wood furniture has a country porch feel to it as well, when it’s dressed up with cushions and pillows. Wrought iron furniture can work also. We have even seen it done with plastic lawn furniture.

And, don’t limit yourself to just one style if you would prefer a more eclectic look. Mixing up the furniture style can be a charming country porch look.

Basic Style Elements

The basic style of a country porch is about comfort. Like what you would see in a relaxed sitting room from a bygone era. The things you would enjoy having around you to feel comfortable are the basic style elements. Small accessories will make a big difference in how comfortable you feel in your country porch.

Take the basic style elements and add your own personal touch. You will create an environment that is inviting to you, where you will enjoy spending time and will want to entertain guests in. That’s what the purpose of a country porch is, after all. A place of comfort and elegance, where you can enjoy yourself.


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